In this page, we show:
► educative videos made by high-school classes,
► a video speaking about the formation for educators, the first activity of our project,
► and one more video with interviews with some of the people involved in the project.
Educative videos are the main goal of the project KEY. Please, help us build a repository of short documentaries like those on the classical relativity that you find in this page. Make one and share it with us. The rules are few and flexible:
⚫ the topic is preferably part of the school curriculum of the students involved. But we are happy to accept videos on any subject with educative value,
⚫ the videos have to be the result of the autonomous work of 4 or more high-school students. Any direct instruction at the moment of shooting from a teacher, an expert on the subject at hand, or from a text, will make it less interesting. Especially because of the next point.
⚫ You are allowed to make mistakes. Mistakes are part of any learning process and can even make it more interesting, as long as one is willing to correct them and deepen one's knowledge. Thus, next rule is:
⚫ be ready to receive constructive criticism in the comment section of your video on youtube.
⚫ We would like to have some of the videos spoken in the language of a minority, be it that of a migrant community, a regional languge, or Romani.
The project has just started, at the moment we have two videos on classical relativity made by two Portuguese classes. According to the second of the rules listed above, the students worked autonomously, without our intervention. We just filmed the process. Before shooting the video, we followed them in some study sessions on the topic treated, which also involved long discussions.
The videos are in Portuguese with English subtitle available. All young participants did a wonderful job. However, perfection is not something that belongs to this world. So, if you spot some sentence, some claim that needs correction or clarification, post your suggestion in the comment section of the youtube video, or make a short video response.
Classical (Galilean) relativity, video 1
This video is the result of one morning of work with 7 graders, in the school "Colégio Liverpool", Oporto,
Portugal. These kids lecture us on the classical theory of relativity (to be clear, the version formulated by
Galileo and not by Einstein). They do have talent!
The realization of this video was possible thanks to the collaboration of the association Qualificar para Incluir and of the school Colégio Liverpool.
Classical (Galilean) relativity, video 2
Second video on the topic of the classical relativity. This time, the protagonists are 11
pupils of the 10th and 11th
grade of the School Rodrigues de Freitas, Oporto, Portugal. We appreciate the support of
the direction of the school for the kind support.
These young people made a very good job, but they explained a lot of things and, as we wrote above, since perfection if not of this world, there might be some claim in this video that neeeds to be rectified or better explained. Feel free to post your suggestions in the youtube comment section of this video.
Relativity in everyday-life
The same pupils that explained the concept of relativity in physics in the video above, now turn their attention to the meaning of relativity in the daily life. Again, use the comment section in youtube to suggest improvements.
The formation for teacher
For this video, we still do not have English subtitles. We will soon make them available. It talks about our first activity. In addition to Jorge Grave and Giancarlo Pace, that you can hear talking in some of the other videos, and Miguel Ferreira, who is behind the video-camera most of the time, this event has been made possible by the impressive work of Susana Constante Pereira of Rede Inducar, by the support of Centro Incentivar a Partilha, and by the enthusiastic participation of the wonderful people who attended.
KEY 1.0 viewed by the people involved
Also for this video, English subtitles will soon be available, but presently they are not. Some protagonists, namely organizers and young students of the School Rodrigues de Freitas, and Maizer, to whom we asked to join the group, speak about the project and how they lived the experience.
Write to us
We encourage students, teachers, reasearchers in the field of pedagogy, and anybody interested in our work for any reason, to share with us doubts and constructive comments, pose questions or propose collaborations. You may do this either by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR by filling in the form on the right.